Cellar Craft Chilean Carmenere

Cellar Crafts medal-winning 2005 Limited Release Carmenere created nothing but enthusiastic comment. Now Carmenere is back but with grapes from what has become the new, premiere region in Chile.

Multi-flavoured Carmenere from Colchagua shows best when processed with extended oak contact. Again we utilize our break-through, two-stage oaking system. Hungarian oak shavings are introduced at the start of fermentation, then lightly toasted Hungarian oak cubes are used for further extraction during the post-fermentation stage. The oaks together add surprisingly soft tannis, subtle toast and vanilla which provide a terrific back-drop to the aromas and flavours of blackberry, black cherry, tropical fruit, and spice from the grapes. With age, notes of coffee, mocha, and tobacco can be expected along with a mineral tang that forms as part of the lengthy finish. The wine is medium to full-bolied with bright ruby colour. It's charm will begin to show after six months of cellaring, and it should continue to develop for at least two years.

The Carmenere wine kit comes with everything you need to make 6 gallons (which will result in approx. 30 750ml bottles) of finished wine. This kit includes:

  • Juice Concentrate (16L)

  • Yeast

  • Stabilizers

  • Clarifying Agents

  • Oak (only if the style calls for it)

  • Full Set of Instructions

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Cellar Craft Chilean Carmenere